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September 17, 2011 4:26:31 AM

So, I'm going to be giving my brother my old Dell 530s (Slim Computer). I've installed a Radeon 5450 in it already, and it seems to work fine, but I need to squeeze every bit of juice I can out of it. So what graphics card would be the best choice right now? I'm thinking of the 6670, but I can't seem to find a low-profile version of it. :( 

Also, as stated, I'm going to need something that generates a total of 250 watts or less (total system power consumption). I might be able to bump it up to 300 watts if I can find a PSU like the ones in low profile systems.

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September 17, 2011 5:45:38 AM

I don't believe anyone has made a low profile version of the 6670 yet. There are low profile versions of the slightly slower 5670 available, but you will need a 300 Watt power supply to run that card, 250 just won't cut it. You will probably need a PSU upgrade to go beyond the 5450 you already have in there, anything higher than that probably won't get enough power out of a 250 Watt power supply.
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September 17, 2011 5:48:19 AM

Low profile 5570 is probably your best bet, maybe the 6550/6570 has a low profile variant I'm not aware of.
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September 17, 2011 6:45:49 AM

A 5570 could make it on a 250w, anything else couldn't. And a 5570 is risking it a bit too, if you want to be 100% safe, I suggest getting a 5550, the 5450 is just awful for gaming at any settings.

My recommendation:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 18, 2011 3:36:12 AM

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September 24, 2011 8:31:01 PM

Try an ATI X1300------check Dells web site---it works with 250 supply and is low profile
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